Dr Carissa Veliz (Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Oxford)
1. Introduction to practical ethics
2. Ethical issues specific to data science
3. Ethical concerns about data science, AI and related technologies
We will discuss what practical ethics is, how it is done, why it matters, how it is different from law, and why we need it. We will then discuss issues specific to ethics of data science—what sets it apart from other kinds of practical ethics, such as medical ethics. Finally, we will discuss some of main ethical concerns regarding data science, AI and related technologies, and illustrate them with real-world cases, discussing as an example the role of apps tackling the coronavirus pandemic.